Coronavirus and the Future: Surging Questions Anxious People Ask
Coronavirus impacts the whole world, and people from all races come together to battle the pandemic it has caused.
With this, people have been anxious towards the issue. One reason would be that the cases of coronavirus have been continually increasing over the past week.
How are you coping?
Here are some questions a person would ask regarding this pandemic:
1. What are the symptoms that you can observe if someone is infected?
Common symptoms include but are not limited to, coughing, fever, shortness of breath, respiratory symptoms, and breathing difficulties.
This virus can have severe cases
Infected people that display severe symptoms can suffer from pneumonia, kidney failure, severe acute respiratory syndrome, and (or) death.
Take plenty of rest, and undergo precautionary self-quarantine as much as possible.
2. How can coronavirus be transmitted?
The virus can be transmitted from person to person and via exposure through infected surfaces, like in a household or in a hospital or health care center.
Social distancing must be observed at all times.
Distance yourself from other people for about 6 feet, and make sure you stay at home as much as possible.
Avoid shaking hands, hugs, or any physical contact.
Disinfect your hands as much as possible and avoid skin-to-skin contact.
3. How can I protect myself?
Minimizing skin-to-skin contact, going out less, and following home quarantine protocols can surely minimize putting yourself at risk.
Maintain basic respiratory and hand hygiene, and apply safe food preparation practices. As repeatedly mentioned, avoiding close contact with others can surely help.
Also, make sure that your family or housemates are practicing the same precautionary things as you
If anyone at home is showing symptoms of respiratory illness like sneezing and coughing, avoid close contact. Make sure you record their temperature 3 times a day to check if they have fever.
Wear a mask if you show symptoms and if someone at home is showing symptoms too.
Stay at home, disinfect, drink vitamin supplements, lead a healthy lifestyle, and avoid close contact with people.
4. Am I at risk?
If you recently traveled, came into close contact with a person displaying symptoms or confirmed positive with CoVid-19, and if you have fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, and difficulty breathing, you may be at risk.
Risk assessment depends on your area
Also, risk depends on the medical and other measures available to control the impact of the virus.
Please heed this advice and stay at home!
5. Is there a treatment for CoVid-19?
As of this writing, there is no treatment for the virus yet. However, symptoms can be treated, and supportive care for infected persons or persons under monitoring is highly advised.
Prevention is better than cure
As much as possible, please take all precautionary measures that are available while we are in this ‘state of pandemic.’
Please do your part!
6. Can internet companies keep up with the increased usage?
This is a non-health related question. But, it is quite scary knowing that the media and the internet are our sources of information. Especially during these times where home quarantine is observed.
A lot of companies subjected their employees to work at home during this pandemic, and Coronavirus has been impacting more lives than ever.
With the increased usage of bandwidth-dependent apps, people's internet connections have been borderline slow.
Internet provider companies are stepping up
AT&T, Verizon, and Charter vouched that they were to increase capacity on their networks, in order to keep people online during this pandemic.
More internet service providers in the US, such as Cox and Comcast, have also promised to improve services despite the recent happenings.
Thanks to our internet service providers for stepping up their game.
7. Can you spread Coronavirus even after you recover?
The new Coronavirus may persist in the body for at least 14 days after symptoms have been cleared up.
If positive, patients are not very contagious during the post-symptom period.
What does it mean?
Apparently, the viruses that cling to people systems are also the same viruses that the human body develops a strong immune response against.
To answer your question, a portion of patients who have recovered may still be virus carriers. This is why we need to practice strict quarantine protocol.
Prayer, meditation, and self-care are also helpful during these hard times.
Whatever may happen with Coronavirus and the future, may we all be ready.
Strengthen your arsenal, and don't be hard-headed. Disinfect, sanitize, and always be informed.
We can rise above all this!
Protect yourself, and make the most out of this pandemic that we are all in. Even celebs are not exempted! Here are some of them that were already tested positive with CoVid-19.